Position Summary:The Residence Life Coordinator contributes to the development of our student population through a variety of experiences including developing social, educational and leadership initiatives. The position supervises RA staff positions, one grad assistant, and assists with other administrative responsibilities associated with Residence Life and housing administration. Each Residence Life Coordinator will be assigned a specific set of essential responsibilities and be assigned additional tasks based on skill and interest. Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in College Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related field with 2 yearsexperience in residence life/housing strongly preferred. Ability to interact effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. RLC Project Responsibilities: Advisor to Residence Hall Association (RHA) & campus-wide Hall Council oversight Responsible for assisting in the planning, development, and evaluation of Resident Advisor winter trainingAdvisor for Student Conduct BoardSupervise Head RA for Leadership & Mentorship in year-long projectsOther tasks as assigned*RLC Area Essential Functions:Oversight of ~300 resident students in 2-4 residential buildings called an 'area'Supervise 8-11 Resident Advisor staff and one graduate assistantHelp Resident Advisors plan, organize, and direct student activities and programs within the residence hallBecome acquainted with residents to facilitate referrals to appropriate academic and/or administrative departmentsHold regular weekly office hours in their buildings and attend RA programs in order to be available and accessible to residentsProvide appropriate counseling, advice, and support to students around academic and personal growth concernsServe as the primary hearing officer for conduct matters concerning students residing in the residence hallsSupervise and evaluate performance of RAs and grad assistantMust be available to respond to situations that arise during Holidays, weekends and eveningsParticipates in "on-call" on a rotating basis and crisis response for on-campus studentsStudent Development:Plan, organize, and direct student activities and programs within the residence hallInterpret and explain College philosophy, policies, expectations, and regulations to individual students and groups in the residence hallProvide appropriate counseling, advice and support to students around academic and personal growth concernsBecome acquainted with residents to facilitate referrals to appropriate academic and/or administrative departmentsAdvise a Hall Council; work with students to develop individual leadership and create community within their building communitiesSupervise GA in various projects, including but not limited to Social Media/Blog oversight, Fire Drills, Winter Welcome Meeting, Closing Clothing Drive, Assessment and Office of Student Leadership and Activities collaborations Professional Supervision:Supervise and establish performance goals for resident advisor staff in the areaConduct on-going weekly supervisory meetings and periodic staff development sessions with staff on a group and individual basisAssist the resident advisor staff in dealing with student concernsAssist in the recruitment and selection of residence advisor staffAttend professional training workshops provided by Residence Life, Talent and Human Capital Strategy, Student Life and COFEvaluate resident advisor and graduate staff at least once per year or on an as needed basisAdministrative Duties:Ensure the maintenance of order within the residence hallSupervise the administrative duties associated with the operation of the residence hall (i.e. posting, bulletin boards, etc.)Maintain appropriate management records and provide written reports and summaries as requested by the Director of Residence LifeCoordinate the opening and closing of the residence hall in conjunction with the opening and closing of the academic year and various vacation periodsApprove all room changes within the residence hallCoordinate the residence hall property and inventory damage billing proceduresPerform inspections of student rooms to maintain appropriate standards of health, safety, and maintenance as directed by the Director of Residence LifeReport needed repairs to custodial/maintenance staff and supervisorRepresent the Office of Residence Life on designated committees as assigned by the Director of Residence LifeRepresent the Office of Residence Life on Admissions panels and tablingPlan, coordinate and execute sessions during Summer Orientation to highlight the Office of Residence Life responsibilities and services Establish effective working relationships with other campus offices and departments to ensure quality services for the resident populationAssist in assessment and evaluation of Residence Life programs and services*Assignable tasks include: Social Media/Blog oversight, Fire Drills, Winter Welcome Meeting, SHARK Spirit Week, Closing Clothing Drive, and Assessment.Attend Campus Life Team Meetings at least 3 times a semester with OSLA and the DeanParticipate in projects related to the departmental goalsAssist with periodic RA program planning and shoppingThe position includes a furnished apartment, an on campus meal plan during the academic year and on-campus parking.Work Time-Frame:The RLC position is a 10-month exempt position with some summer responsibilities. Weekends and weeknight work hours are normal for this role. RLCs will be a part of the summer duty rotation and participate in Summer Orientation (typically during the last week of June). Instructions to Applicants:Please submit a resume and cover letter along with your application.As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.
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